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growing economy this year. it is because of its rapidly growing gaming industry. >> it has been called the las vegas of the east. there are comparisons. equal doses of glitz and glamour. most of nevada's major players have staked their fortunes here. rightly so. in just a decade, macao eclipsed the world as the place for gaming. not to be outdone, and hong kong billionaire is expanding his casino resort. with the gaming revenues on the island and expected to double by 2015, he has big plans. >> we will have 10 million square feet of space is. we should be one of the top casino resorts in the world. >> 0.3 billion sanders is credited for being macao financial fortune. junket operators use slick advertisers lure high rollers to vip rooms. there are tiny state officials who use macau to launder millions in illicit earnings. it is something operators do not like talking about. >> it is hard for me to say if there are such people. i do not know. most people are above board and follow the law. >> casino executives admit a crackdown. enforcement is attracting -- attracting more of the country
. >>> the united nations and arab league envoy to syria is la meanting what he calls a lost opportunity to end the civil war. lakdar brahimi has been trying to find a way to bring government and opposition leaders today. president bashar al assad has refused to negotiate. assad addressed his supporters on sunday. he proposed a new constitution and a national referendum to approve it. he branded his opponents puppets of the west. brahimi met with assad last month telling the bbc the president's proposals are no different from ones he's put forward before. >> i think that what people are saying is that family ruling for 40 years is a little bit wrong. so the change has to be real. >> opposition leaders welcomed the remarks. brahimi is set to meet with russian diplomats with close ties to the assad government on friday. >>> rebel commanders have freed dozens of iranians in a prison exchange or prisoner exchange deal with the syrian government. the assad regime agreed to release more than 2,000 captives in return. it's the largest prisoner swap since the uprising against assad's government began n
the international community can achieve. >> reporter: president bowl called the limited operation anybody la a recipe for the future. >> not a single u.s. troop was on the ground. >> reporter: but that light footprint left room for others to step in. zawahiri dispatched a top lieutenant to libya, ordering him to build up al qaeda's network there. mokhtar belmokhtar traveled to libya a little more than a year ago. >> he met with the commandant of one of these camps in southern libya during this time. >> reporter: but algeria may only be the latest link in a chain that leads back to libya. in nearby mali, the u.s. is now aiding france's fight to smash al qaeda. but militants are armed to the teeth and fighting back against french troops. >> mali is the first victim of libya because of the weapon caches that were raided and just about the inability for anyone to stop weapons flying all over. >> reporter: defense secretary leon panetta issued a warning to those running training camps. >> terrorists should be on notice. that they will find no sanctuary, no refuge, not in algeria, not in north afr
in the shadows in an illegal status. >> reporter: the plan by the so-called gang of eight senators layout and address issues. president obama heads to las vegas to unveil his own immigration reform plan. he promised the reform in his 2008 but failed to deliver it in his first term. >> cenk: the reason why he failed to deliver it, of course, the republicans opposed him. the republicans seem a little more open to reform now. let me show you why. 71% of latinos voted for president obama. only 27% voted for governor romney. all of a sudden the republicans are thinking, maybe the latinos are not so bad. interesting. i'm sure that they, of course, vote based on principle, though. let me show you what is in the proposal. four major goals, providing a means for citizenship to immigrants who are already here. number two coming out with an employment verification system to make sure employers do not hire those people who are in the country illegally. number three letting in more low-skill workers and allowing employers to hire immigrants if they can show they couldn't recruit an u.s. citizen with t
in another brawl with frank ocean, tmz saying that police were called to the scene in l.a. where brown had a run-in with ocean's people. but tmz said there were no arrests. >> sounds like trouble. >>> the confusing play at the nfl pro bowl yesterday. this is center jeff saturday, he lined up on the wrong team for one play. but this was for sentimental reasons. jeff saturday was allowed to break the rules to share one final moment with longtime quarterback peyton manning. see manning got to stare at manning's behind for 13 seasons. saturday is retiring. they got to share one more quiet moment together. >> and the rest of world. >>> early start continues right now. >>> 233. that's where the death toll now stands in the brazil nightclub fire. >>> plus a sloppy commute expected for millions of people this morning. we'll have a live report straight ahead. . >>> i think hillary clinton will go down as one of the finest secretaries of state we had. >> one heck of a moment between the president and the secretary of state. but why all of the love. >> such good friends. >> very good friends. what a
downtown san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> later today in colorado, the final prosecution witness will be called in a hearing on whether the suspected colorado movie theater gunman is competent to stand trial. a detective is due to testify about james holmes' strange behavior after he was arrested. his testimony comes a day after some chilling 911 calls were played in the courtroom. >> shooting at century theaters. they are saying somebody is shooting in the auditorium. >> now, that detective is expected to say that holmes prevended that bags on his hands were puppets. he also says holmes tried to jam a staple into an electrical outlet and that the pupils of his eyes were dilated. southland. we'll take you live to the courthouse in aurora, colorado in our next hour. >>> colleges all over california are preparing for the possibility of a school shooting. coming up at 7:47, the drill for more than dozen two schools that simulated a mass shooting on campus. >>> 7:35. city college of san francisco will likely miss an important deadline to avoid losing its accredita
and questions over knee calls to mandate universal background checks. william la jeunesse on that story live in l.a. now. william, good morning, what do you have? >> bill it seems to be the one thing that lawmakers a pier t appear to agree on. guns for the deraged is a patchwork of records that the government has treated not with try or the. and it begins with this application to buy a firearm. it is the first line of defense against gun crime, the background check. >> this is to make sure that you don't have any -- anything prohibiting in your past that would keep you from owning a firearm. >> reporter: fell ons, fugitives, domestic abusers, drug ears, the mentally ill, illegal aliens among others cannot buy a gun. >> you are going to wait ten days to put you through a background check. >> reporter: all states require f.b.i. background checks on weapons sold as gun stores. some include gun show sales for most weapons. the majority do not. a loophole some lawmakers hope to close. >> background checks for all firearm sales, not just by licensed dealers, but also at gun shows, private sales. >
legislation, added a president obama will outline his plans during a speech in las vegas. he will be speaking at 2:55 p.m. eastern and southern las vegas. you can watch live coverage on our companion network c-span, followed by your phone calls. >> one can't count the times americans say that we are the best country in the world. what a marvelous list of things. of all the countries, everybody thinks this country is pretty good. why do we have to believe that we are the best? what does that mean? and why do we have to a circuit, all of the time? and what does it mean to other people who consume it? american products go around the world, information products go around the world. so you're served by people from every corner of the world. and we teach them not to like us. gratuitously. >> activist and trans-africa founder randall robinson taking your calls, e-mails, facebook comments and tweets. in depth three hours live sunday at noon eastern on booktv on c-span2. >> all of us work hard for causes way before we got to the white house. the white house just was an enormous push up your i think th
.s. citizenship. we will hear from dan stein and representative from the national council of la raza. we will also take your calls, e- mails and tweets. washington journal, each morning at 7:00 eastern on c- span. the mostit what's famous movie stars -- hollywood's most famous movie stars. all part of the contingent of celebrities in the maritime and set a retirement talents to the national war effort. >> how popular culture presented the war. how was the war presented in movies from the 1940's, comic books, athletic events, tin pan alley and music from the 1940's? this weekend, popular culture of world war ii with randy roberts. saturday night at 8:00 and 10:00 eastern on c-span3. >> national governors' association held its -- held its first state of the state address. the delaware governor and oklahoma governor spoke about how politics in washington affect state governments. during q and a, they discussed immigration, gun control and health care policy. this is an hour. [applause] >> good morning. thank you for coming to what we hope will be an annual address from the chair and by share of the n
debate. >> a call for an end to ideological intransigence and refusals to compromise was in wayne lapierre's estranged distorted view on an attempt to deface the constitution. >> obama wants to turn the idea of absolutism into a dirty word, just another word for extremism. he wants you, all of you, and americans throughout all of this country, to accept the idea of principles as he sees fit. when absolutes are abandoned for principles, the u.s. constitution becomes a blank slate for anyone's graffiti. >> just to clarify, absolutism, good. principles, bad. hugo, every time wayne lapierre comes out, i think he can't possibly top what he said last time, and yet -- >> that's the best you've seen from wayne lapierre. >> when you stand on principles, the u.s. constitution becomes a blank slate that you can deface with your own ideological graffiti. >> right, sort of gets the urban blight kind of spectacle there, people coming at you. >> loaded metaphors. >> right, right. >> we were talking about this during the break, this, apparently, is a working strategy for the nra. >> it's working for
the congress with calls and letters and emails, and if congress doesn't at we're going to change congress in two years but it's outrageous when you see wayne lapierre say arming schools is the solution. the nra leadership speaks for one entity and that is the unrestricted, unregulated gun industry, the smith ands we sons, the bushmasters. they do not even speak for their own membership. because when their own membership are polled 75% of gun owners in the nra support background checks -- >> jennifer: so why aren't you creating a group of moderate gun owners who are willing to push this. we need gun owners who are willing to stand up against the nra who is espousing that it is the voice for all rational gun owners? >> well, we have done exactly that. we proved that worked in missouri. we helped claire mccaskill get elected on exactly this platform. i met at the white house with members of national conservation and sportsman groups. they don't have a problem with background tracks or a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips which are used in all of the mass shootings,
the weapons, to his bow la. hezbollah fighters in lebanon. the syrian regime claims israel attacked a military facility in damascus. iran syria both support hezbollah, which calls the attack israeli aggression. they warned the syrian regime might be transferring weapons to hezbollah, and warned them not to. we were talking yesterday about what kind of retaliation might come. at least now they're talking. >> nobody seriously thinks the syrian military is going to strike israel. nobody thinks mr. i sat is insane enough to engage israel in a war, nor is iran. the question here is whether iran and syria might use their proxies, hezbollah in lebanon to carry out some sort of attack, and the key in at that that syrn statement is surprise attack. that sounds all sorts of alarm bells. >> andrew taylor was talking to me earlier, shep, from the washington institute, and he said everybody is very wary of here is a terrorist attack against some sort of israeli interest on the globe, and iran and syria have proven they're capable of that. >> shepard: he's weapons tran fers have happened for a long time, an
him is -- legging out his immigration priorities. -- in las vegas. we're opening up the phone calls to get your thoughts on immigration. here are the numbers to use if you are a democrat 202-585-385. republicans 202-585-386. also, if you are on twitter, #immigration. as we have been doing throughout the day, opening up facebook. the question there, same one we are asking this afternoon, what are your priorities on immigration policy? albert in maine. caller: ok, in french that is pronounced cartier. i agree wholeheartedly with the president on his policies, but someone should alert the president that the greatest immigration group in the united states was the st. lawrence seaway to chicago to des moines, all through the mississippi valley down to new orleans. remember, the louisiana purchase was from france. he did not include them in the immigrants from other worlds. someone should tell the president that this is a tremendous oversight. host: you are in a border state. is there still could turn and main about immigration? caller: not much concern now, but he cited the american popu
-- ashley: yes, still a kid. lori: familiar with legos. today at the consumer electronics show in las vegas, the company announced a new feature to the low tech toy called the reptar, a new $350 kid to talk to iphone and itouchs through blue tooth wireless connection. cool. the company says the kit will be available later this year. again, it sounds like a toy for big kids. ashley: that would be me. cheryl casone goes through the last hour of trading with the ceo of athena health, talking about mobile where information is streamlined, patients, doctors, health care providers all getting on the same page. sounds good. a fox business exclusive. "countdown to the closing bell" is next. lori: have a good afternoon. ♪ we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money? if your nk takes more money than a stranger, you need an ally. ally bank. your money needs an ally. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medica
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of the story at 7:30. >>> an alarming wakeup call to a family in san jose. they woke up to flames. janine de la vega is live at the scene. you say police think this is deliberate. good morning, janine. >> reporter: good morning. this is an upper middle-class neighborhood with homes well over a million dollars. for some reason or another, the home right here has been targeted. here you can see yellow paint. this was from an earlier incident. the latest one happened this morning. here you can see in the entryway of this house, it's all black as well as the door. there's smoke damage there. that's because it was lit on fire. police and firefighters came to glenwood avenue at around -- at around 3:00 this morning. they say the husband, wife and adult daughter herd a commotion. they walked out to find their front door was on fire. the homeowner was able to put it out before firefighters arrived. he told us that the morning before his daughter's ford focus was vandalized. the person who did this, apparently they left the screwdriver behind. the homeowner is completely rattled. he didn't want to be id
of what this debate is all about. let's go to teresa, joining us from north las vegas nevada. the democrat line. caller: good morning. i wanted to call in support of the president and democrats. i am a progressive and in independent thinker. i do not think you should use the 14th amendment, unless it comes to a really economic crash. i am for raising the debt ceiling. i believe that we need to pay our bills. i have to pay my bills. if i do not pay my credit card bills, my credit rating goes down. my credit score goes down. and i pay more in interest in the future. i think it is very irresponsible of these tea party republicans to hold the country hostage. there are other issues that can be negotiated for spending and raising revenues and the debt ceiling should not be a part of it. host: ok, thank you for calling. here is the editorial cartoonist of the post. the idea of minting a single coin valued at $1 trillion. using that to increase the debt limit. a number of stories saying that basically, this is not going to happen. his is what is reclined -- this -- what ezra kline writes he point
they have agreed on a plan that includes, actually four and four. agreed on a plan of the controversial so-called path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants. only after the feds improved border security. and the tracking of people here on visas. president obama set to talk about immigration reform tomorrow in las vegas. and the white house says this senate plan is a big deal. >> the president believes it's very important that we move forward on comprehensive immigration reform. it's the right thing to do for the country, for our economy. it's the right thing to do out of fairness to the middle class. to make sure that everyone plays by the same set of rules. >> but republican senator ted cruise of texas says he has deep concerns with proposed path to citizenship. and another texas republican, congress lamar smith says by granting amnesty the senate proposal actually compounds the problem by encouraging more illegal immigration. our latest fox news poll shows 66% of americans say they do, indeed, support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. but only if they take steps like
york. we want to say hi to robin at home. sam is in las vegas, for the miss america pageant. look at the control room. what are they doing, amy? >> apparently, those are called stability balls. they're having a lot of fun in the control room on them. a little bounce to their morning. this is part of our jumpstarting january. this is what supermodels do in their spare time. heidi klum revealing her tips to get runway ready right now. >> and get ready, everybody. there she is. we have style and beauty expert, greta monahan, with our supermodel secret of the day. >> coconut water. >> coconut water. >> pass this down. >> beverage of the morning. >> yeah. this is a supermodel secret. coming up later, i'm going to tell you why. if you want beautiful hair, sparkling eyes. great skin. >> all from coconut milk? >> yep. >> that's joy in a box. >> joy in a box. thanks, greta. >> thank you. >> bye. >> there she goes. >>> also coming up, unbelievable footage of jennifer aniston. smashing appearance she had last night on jimmy kimmel. that set off his new show. we'll tell you all about it. >>>
to these weapons. my view is, everybody is entitled to be safe. >> reporter: she called the nra veen nal but insists it's not personal with lapierre. >> he wants one thing, i want an entirely different thing. he's there for gun people, to allow them to have these guns regardless. they are fought virtually every kind of regulation. the time has come to change course. >> reporter: and when it comes to legislation, feinstein isn't only going to have to convince republicans. one of the interesting dynamics on this committee that is holding this hearing tomorrow is that the democratic chairman, wolf, pat leahy, is a supporter of gun rights. feinstein is concerned that the witness list is too skewed towards proponents of gun owners. >> so what you're saying is little dispute going on between dianne feinstein and patrick leahy, they are both democrats and on the liberal side of the democratic party but when it comes to gun rights, they disagree? >> reporter: that's right. they do disagree. i tried to interview patrick leahy. he said to watch the hearing tomorrow. he's known as la liberal but on
some of his proposals in a news conference and in a speech in las vegas, so this really is an example of the bipartisan senate gang of eight, so-called, calling themselves. and lay down a marker and show that congress hasn't been ignoring this, and president has not dealing with it in his first term. it does have the path to citizenship. some critics say it amounts to amnesty. first, securing the border, whether that's a fence or a wall or uses technology instead, has always been a real point of contention, they would reduce the overstayed visa, a problem. 40% of the illegal immigrants are overstaying their visas and implement an employee verification system, e-verify, to make sure illegal aliens can't find work. if that happens there would be a guest worker program that would make it possible for immigrants to cross the border and come and take low paying jobs and institute and issue green cards to immigrants who come here with major degrees, technology degrees, post doctorate degrees and things of that nature. of the 11 million current illegal immigrants, for them to get rights to s
brown filling in for jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. president obama on his way to las vegas where he will try to rally support for the plan while setting out proposals of his own. the bipartisan plan unveiled yesterday calls for a path to citizenship and immigration overhaul, employment verification and worker programs. let's talk about it with bob cusack, the managing editor of "the hill." a lot of people might be confused by the fact that senators came out with one plan yesterday, the president comes out with a plan today. what's the political gamesmanship, i guess, that's going on here, bob? >> well, you have a lot of senators who want to have a hand in this, and so whether it's the judiciary committee chairman, patrick leahy, who's not part of this group, senator marco rubio who might run for president in 2016, there is, i mean, this is a senate development, but we've got a long way to go. it's got to get through the senate, it's going to be a slew of amendments, maybe 100 amendments on the senate floor, and then they've got to merge these bills. and remember, in 2007 president g
on "happening now." president unveiling what he calls a $500 million package to launch the most sweeping effort to combat gun violence in the u.s. in nearly 20 years. william la jeunesse has some of the ins and outs at the heart of this heated debate. that's next. jon: as you heard at the top of the hour the president proposes renewing the ban on assault weapons in the united states. the ban covers more than 20 specific types and would outlaw any weapon with more than one military characteristic. what does that mean? william la have. >> necessary with more from los angeles for us. william. >> reporter: jon, explains why many critics say this proposed ban eliminates weapons what they look like, not because they have a record as prolific crime gun. this gun at the top is legal. the customized one below with accessories is not under the new assault weapons ban. they're the same gun. they shoot one weapon at a time. some say the term assault weapon something misleading. >> number one myth has to be they're machine guns. they're not machine guns. these are semiauto. meaning, i pull the trigger one t
started a business. sandy, before you were checking bags at la guardia? >> yeah. i was checking bags 'cause i love airplanes. i love to be around them and that's what i went to school for. rocket scientist, you can call me. >> gretchen: now you're on reality tv. mike, they call you the brains and muscle of the grew. you're getting a law degree? >> yeah. >> gretchen: gauge, you have been a model for jose cuervo and coke and you're the artist? >> i'm the artist of the group. i also have a nonprofit organization, teach film making to kids. >> gretchen: donnie, the comic relief of the group. there is time for joke when is you're doing handiwork? >> there is always time for a good joke. >> gretchen: when you guys -- what is the key to being hot and handy at the same time? >> patience. >> tank top. >> you have to be hot and you also have to have the skills to back it up. >> gretchen: we'll pet you to the test this morning. you're going to put up a big screen television for us. do you always work together or is it always a one-guy job? >> no, we always work as a team. that is why -- everybo
of the mass murder of 26 people including 20 children. some people are calling for the building to be demolished. >> japan airlines saying a grounded boeing 787 dreamliner undergoing testing in tokyo is leaking fuel after a fuel leak at a boston airport last week. >> in las vegas the company that owns "the palms" says it will pay $1 million in fines. why? it seems employees were caught providing customers with prostitutes and drugs. >> the united states is out of the top ten when it comes to the happiest countries. last year we were number ten. this year we have slipped to 12. are we just feeling low? we have former chief economist for the united states international trade commission. hello, peter. it is the first time, how does we slip? what did we do wrong? >> welcome buckley said socialism is a system that makes us all equally miserable. welcome to the america of obama. 25-year-old children living with parents, elderly begging for groceries because they cannot afford their own retirement. i am not surprised. things have not been going well the last five years. >> let's pull u
. the simon wiesenthal in l.a. -- received an award for holding a conference in indonesia that brought imams and survivors from the holocaust, and it was on the newspaper, if my friend ahmadinejad says the holocaust didn't exist, i call him a liar. so you can look at the friends of america who are muslims and you look at the enemy who are trying to take the united states and replace it with sharia law. a young medical lieutenant who went to a conference and the imam gets up there and says that we have to take the word of god, the koran, and replace the constitution with it. he -- like the 27-year-old said, that's sedition, and anybody in this audience should leave. he was in uniform. so what we need to do in america is to find out who is our enemy? and know one has been able to articulate that until rick santorum did so. he completely understands the threat. we are at war. the algerian incident, the libyan incident, the cole bombing, this is not isolated incidents by kid with 17-year-old acne cases and think i'm going to blow somebody up. this is a concerted evident to take down america and
. call the number on your screen. [♪...] >>heather: it is 9 bottom of the hour. president obama moving forward to reform immigration. the president is expected to kickoff the push with a speech in las vegas that will be on tuesday. he will lay out more specifics during the "state of the union" address on february 12. casey anthony filing for bankruptcy according to court documents in florida. she was acquitted in the death of her 2-year-old daughter in 2011, is $800,000 in debt. >> and actor burt reynolds is feeling better after being hospitalized with the flu. he was undergoing treatment for dehydration and is expected to make a full recovery. >>gregg: president obama wrapping up the first week of his second term in office. the speech triggering strong reaction over entitlement we programs defense. >> the commitments we make for each other through medicare, medicaid, and social security, do not sap our initiative but strengthen us. they do not make us a nation of take others. they free us to take the risks to make this country great. >>gregg: so, is the president turning hard left? wi
of california, who just a couple of days ago, introduced this assault weapons ban legislation. and wayne lapierre, the nra's executive vice president. these two will face one another wednesday during a senate judiciary hearing, according to the website, called what should america do about gun violence. but, it will feel like debate deja vu for capitol hill watchers because those two run opposite sides, this was back in the early 1990s when this first assault weapons ban passed. that, as you know, has since expired. their arguments are coming back to life. we went into the archive and found feinstein and lapierre from two decades ago. >> you also, at some point, have got to say, enough is enough. otherwise when the nra will not say that you should not permit the civilian sale of bazookas, what we're talking about is a weapon crafted for war, that floats around the streets of our cities, that puts our police in a position of being outgunned by the bad guys, that has kids killing kids with them. >> more regulations on honest people that a million times a year honest people use a gun in this co
as the senate legislation that passed overwhelming last night to avert that so-called fiscal cliff. let's get the latest on where the republicans are moving right now. joining us, a republican congressman from ohio, steve latourette is joining us. congressman, thanks very much for coming in. >> good to see you. >> i know you've been catching closely what's going to happen. what's your sense? where are we going in the next few hours. >> the house will go into session in the next 15 minutes to vote on a serious of very important matters, naming post offices all across the country. but we will use that time, the whip will use that time to find out where the conference is and a couple of different proposals. dana's reporting is right on the money. she has the proposals identified, and then at that moment in time, the leadership will make a decision as to which version to put on the floor later this evening. one that would have some spending cuts and the other would be just an up or down vote on the senate-passed package. >> if there's just an up or down vote on what the senate passed last night,
arms sales. what about criminals to get their weapons illegally? william la jeunesse is on that story live in l.a. with more now. william, good morning. >> reporter: yeah, bill. they say laws for are the law-abiding. background checks are supposed to stop what the government calls prohibitive possessers, illegal immigrants, adjudicated mentally ill and felons who face few penalties for it. maricopa county jail in phoenix, arizona. is it hard for a person with criminal record to get a gun? >> no. >> reporter: while washington debates back ground checks for law-abiding gun owners. where do criminals get their weapons. >> people usually go through other people to buy it. >> i say 95% off the street, crime guns. >> reporter: survey of 18,000 prison inmates found 40% get their guns off the street, 40% from friends and family. 4% from pawn shops. 1% from free markets and gun shows. >> got a second degree burglary charge. >> reporter: we asked inmates incarcerated primarily for robbery and burglary do guns detour crime. >> if you're trying to do something, bad or whatever, get away with them
album he's calling the "2020 experience," his first new album since 2006. >>> and then there is this. hip-hop has officially moved from the streets and the clubs to the ivory tower. the l.a. times is reporting that university of arizona, now the first in the country to offer a minor in hip-hop studies. i see you cringing to my right. ben stein. the elevation in academic stature came naturally. the school offered classes in the subject since 2004. you can minor in hip-hop. >>> st. james palace released the due date for the first child, william and catherine's baby is due in july. the couple had to reveal that kate was pregnant because she was hospitalized last month with acute morning sickness. >>> well, we're moving off minoring in hip-hop and we'll talk economics here. president obama, maybe we'll talk hip-hop as well, in a final formal news conference before he takes the oath of office here in his second term spoke this morning, pushing for support on raising the debt ceiling. >> and republicans in congress have two choices here. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills, or
's called the armed prohibited persons program and it is intended to describe people who are prohibitive from owning or possessing firearms under both federal and À la formula. it is with a preventative law enforcement program who space is critical to enhance and move forward and should be a model nationally. under california and federal law, you've heard some allusions to this. there's some number of prohibitions to cut osha. typically engender those are categories, include felons, violent misdemeanors, people with domestic violence restraining orders and people with serious mental health issues to the point where there are a threat to themselves or others. since 1993 under federal law, all gun purchases through padilla are required to have a criminal background check. and the purpose of that is to identify a purchaser who is prohibited and prevent the sales. that is good as far as it goes. but in california we have taken things a few steps further. first, all private party transactions in california must go through a licensed firearms dealer and subject to purchaser to the criminal ba
in an eight-hour period yesterday. the first crash occurred midday near seminole, oak cla home la when a pilot crash landed in a field and all four crew members were injured in that crash but just eight hours later, 9:00 p.m. local time, a chopper responding to a call went down near ventura, iowa, killing all three members of the crew. neither of the helicopters had patients on board when it they went down. a rash of events a few years ago prompted the ntsb to focus on medical helicopters specifically and medical planes. the pressure to quickly respond in various conditions at night, in foul weather, they make those operations inherently dangerous. the safety board made 19 recommendations, including better pilot training, especially for inclement weather, nine vision systems, flight data recorders with regular reviews of the data. both aircraft yesterday were just a few years old each and we know that the pilot in the fatal crash in iowa did have access to height vision goggles and newer technology but did not have a flight data recorder, wolf. >> what do we know about the companies that opera
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